Wake is an all-night performance focusing on the effects of the death of Michael Jackson. The participants are invited to ask themselves how to cope with the absence of an influential and complex icon, and to understand the legacy of his times. Wake suggests an answer in the collective celebration and mourning, from dusk till dawn.
The main task of Wake is to set MJ’s soul free from the satirical cycle of cultural references.
Participants are asked to bring a concrete object or other offering to place it on the memorial altar during the night. emmivenna.com
Post-MJ Era Institute of Consciousness OSSI KOSKELAINEN, EMMI VENNA (conveners), MICHAEL-JAN HAVIA, ILPO HEIKKINEN, ANNE HIEKKARANTA, SAMULI LAINE, SUVI MATINARO, JANI-MATTI SALO Dancers EMILIA KALLIOINEN, IIRIS LAAKSO, MARLON MOILANEN, PAULIINA SJÖBERG DJ’s NIKO LIKAINEN, KRISTIINA MÄNNIKKÖ, ANTTI SALONEN MJ’s in the coffin ESETE SUTINEN, EMILIA NEUVONEN SUNNY SEPPÄ, JOHANNES HOLOPAINEN, LAURA PIETILÄINEN
Performance NOV 14, 2015 TIIVISTÄMÖ, HELSINKI IN THE FRAME OF BALTIC CIRCLE INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL